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The Secret Garden (1949) was a Drama - Family Film directed by Fred M. Wilcox and produced by Clarence Brown.

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The Secret Garden ( 1949 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Aye, I know wha' tis said. He locked the gate and buried the key, and nary's been in there since." A secret garden. Locked up for years. Now overgrowing with weeds and bramble for want of anyone to tend to it. When the young orphan Mary Lennox first discovers this enchanted place at the estate of ... Read full article


Warner Archive Wednesday ~ The Secret Garden (1949)

By Raquel Stecher on Jul 17, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Dean Stockwell, Margaret O'Brien and Brian Roper in The Secret Garden (1949) The Secret Garden (1949) is a delightful adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of the same name. Of the three adaptations I've seen of The Secret Garden, this one is my favorite (although I'm also partial to the 19... Read full article


The Secret Garden (1949)

on Jun 18, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve always been nonchalant about The Secret Garden.? I never read it as a kid, and while I saw the various film adaptations I was never particularly fond of them; I was a Little Princess girl (how funny that both Princess and Garden were written by the same author, and saw adaptations in the ... Read full article


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In this film, Manchester-born George Zucco, the slimy mad doctor or smooth-talking villain of so many horror and mystery films - Prof. Moriarty in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Charlie Chan in Charlie Chan in Honolulu; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Mummy's Hand; The Mummy's Tomb; The Mad Ghoul; Voodoo Man; etc. - has one of his few sympathetic roles as the kindly Dr. Fortescue.
There are several moments when Mary (Margaret O'Brien) refers to her servant in India. When watching the film, one hears the word "servant," but Mary's mouth is clearly forming the word "Aya" as in other versions of The Secret Garden.
Though a noteworthy MGM adaptation of the acclaimed 1909 childhood tale by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this film, complete with three Technicolor sequences, failed to garner a contemporary New York Times review.
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